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Shinzo Abe: Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzo Abe is a Japanese politician who has been the Prime Minister of Japan since 2012. Abe is also currently the president of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He previously served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006, and as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007, making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history, since the office was first created in 1885.

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'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka [Video]

'We'll be stronger than ever in 2021' - Naomi Osaka

Japan's tennis star and poster girl for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Naomi Osaka shows her support for the postponement of the Games.

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Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility [Video]

Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility

International Olympic Commitee President Thomas Bach has said the decision to postpone the Olympics was "very hard to take" and hasn't ruled out the new dates for the Tokyo games being in the spring of..

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Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, met to discuss how to handle the uncertainty surrounding the games.

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Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister [Video]

Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says that U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that postponing the Olympics was a "very wise and great decision".

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Tokyo governor relieved at postponed Olympics [Video]

Tokyo governor relieved at postponed Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expressed a sense of relief on Wednesday after the announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo..

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Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement [Video]

Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement

Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when..

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Tokyo Olympics Moved to 2021 Due to Coronavirus | THR News [Video]

Tokyo Olympics Moved to 2021 Due to Coronavirus | THR News

The International Olympic Committee made the decision after speaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers.

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Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach [Video]

Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

Thomas Bach says postponement is "to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved in the Olympic Games"

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Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021 [Video]

Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the last international sporting showpiece still..

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Olympic torch to remain in Japan as 'a beacon of hope', says Tokyo 2020 president Mori [Video]

Olympic torch to remain in Japan as 'a beacon of hope', says Tokyo 2020 president Mori

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori says that the Olympic torch will remain in Japan as "a beacon of hope" following the postponement of the Games until 2021.

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Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 [Video]

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the Games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo..

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2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe [Video]

2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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IOC agree to one-year postponement of Games, says Japan PM Abe [Video]

IOC agree to one-year postponement of Games, says Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Olympics will be postponed- IOC member [Video]

Olympics will be postponed- IOC member

The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday. This report produced by Jillian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
Japan mulls delaying hosting of Olympic Games [Video]

Japan mulls delaying hosting of Olympic Games

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe now says the postponement of the Olympic Games must be considered in the bid to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shinzo Abe: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully [Video]

Shinzo Abe: Delay an option if Olympics can't be held fully

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that a postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is "unavoidable" following the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Whether Japan can hold the Tokyo Games as planned..

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Japan continues to prepare for Olympics: PM Abe [Video]

Japan continues to prepare for Olympics: PM Abe

Japan continues to prepare to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, despite widening concern about the viability of the Games given the global..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published
Japan says Olympics on track after Trump's comments [Video]

Japan says Olympics on track after Trump's comments

Top Japanese government officials said Friday they were determined to hold "safe and secure" Olympics on schedule, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said Tokyo should consider delaying them for a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
Coronavirus spread wipes trillions off markets [Video]

Coronavirus spread wipes trillions off markets

As the world prepares for a feared coronavirus pandemic, more new countries reported their first cases; many originating from Italy and Iran. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March [Video]

Tokyo Disneyland to close through mid-March

Tokyo Disneyland will be closed from Saturday to March 15 due to concerns about coronavirus infections spreading in Japan. As Fred Katayama reports, that leaves all of

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

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Japan's Abe vows unprecedented stimulus as Tokyo coronavirus cases rise

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Japan PM Abe says, for now, barely avoiding declaring virus emergency situation

Japan is at a precarious stage now that the government is just barely able to avoid declaring an emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, highlighting the..
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Japan's Abe warns coronavirus outbreak could worsen if people don't take proper measures

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday requested people to refrain from non-essential meetings and said coronavirus infections could escalate if people let down their guard and don't take..
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Japan PM says lockdown of Tokyo would have severe impact on economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday a lockdown of Tokyo would have a severe impact on the economy given its huge population and the key role it plays as the center of the country.
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Japan says no need now for state of emergency

The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a "national crisis" following..
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Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees 'national crisis' after Tokyo surge

Japan, so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America, took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a "national..
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Japan PM Abe sets up coronavirus task force, enacts Europe, Iran entry ban

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has established a task force under the country's revised emergency law to deal with the global rise in coronavirus infections and deaths.
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Japan's Abe faces struggle on coronavirus, economy, as Olympics delayed

Postponing the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned a hoped-for year of triumphant celebration for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into a struggle to stem the outbreak and save the..
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Japan to spend over $137 billion as virus hits economy, BOJ eyes more stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge of "huge" stimulus will involve spending of at least $137 billion financed in part by deficit-covering bonds, sources say, joining global efforts to cushion..
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Japan eyes big stimulus package to battle hit from virus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will form a panel of ministers on Thursday to lay out a package to help the economy weather the hit from the coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Wednesday.
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Japan PM says no need to declare emergency due to coronavirus

Japan's coronavirus outbreak is not at a stage that requires the government to declare an emergency, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.
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Japan approves emergency powers for PM to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Japan's parliament on Friday approved a bill giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emergency powers that will let him close schools, halt large gatherings and requisition medical supplies as Japan tries to..
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Japan PM says won't hesitate to do what's needed in coronavirus fight

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday the government would carry out whatever measures are needed without hesitation to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Under fire over virus, Japan's Abe may seek emergency declaration

Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed, as he takes heat for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the..
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Japan's Abe, under fire over coronavirus, to alter law to allow emergency declaration

Japan is set this week to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a formal state of emergency over the coronavirus, if needed, as Abe faces persistent criticism for his handling of..
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Japan to quarantine visitors from China, South Korea; insists Olympics on track

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered a two-week quarantine for visitors from China and South Korea on Thursday and delayed a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping originally planned for April in..
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Japan to suspend visas for Chinese, South Korean visitors, quarantine them

Japan will suspend existing visas for visitors from China and South Korea and quarantine them for two weeks in response to the widening coronavirus virus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday.
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Japan to announce more measures on March 10 to counter virus: PM Abe

Japan will announce a second batch of measures around March 10 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and mitigate its damage to the economy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
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Japan PM Abe seeks citizens' help in coronavirus fight as Olympics to go ahead

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on the public to cooperate in a "tough battle" to contain the coronavirus outbreak in coming weeks as the country prepares to hold the Olympic..
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PM Abe vows Japan's utmost efforts to coronavirus; Xi visit, Olympics on track

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday promised his government's utmost efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, while acknowledging the authorities alone could not tackle the threat.
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Japan's Abe prepares steps to soften blow of school closures as virus spreads

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing steps to cushion the blow of nationwide school closures as infections of the coronavirus spread wider across the Asian country.
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Japan PM triggers uproar with call to close all schools as Hokkaido declares coronavirus emergency

Angry Japanese parents joined bewildered teachers and businesses on Friday in a rush to find new ways to live and work for a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock call for all schools to close..
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Japan PM Abe to hold news conference on Saturday

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) on Saturday, the government said.
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Japan scrambles for workarounds after Abe urges March school shutdown to stem coronavirus

Angry Japanese parents joined bewildered teachers and businesses on Friday in a rush to find new ways to live and work for a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock call for all schools to close..
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PM Abe asks all of Japan schools to close over coronavirus

Japan's entire school system, from elementary to high schools, will be asked to close from Monday until spring break late in March to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe..
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Japan PM Abe says to ask all schools to close for most of March

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the government would ask all elementary, junior high and high schools to close from March 2 until spring break, typically around the end of..
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Japan's Abe urges telecommuting, staggered shifts to curb coronavirus

Japan will unveil new measures on Tuesday to stem the spread of a coronavirus as infections and deaths climb, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urging people to telecommute or work staggered hours to..
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US President Donald Trump to visit Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad

Official sources confirmed to PTI that Trump will spend some time in the Sabarmati Ashram before heading towards the Motera stadium to participate in the 'Namaste Trump' event. There was confusion over..
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As the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship is evacuated, Japan faces deepening criticism over its response to the outbreak, tarnishing what was supposed to be a triumphant Olympic year for..
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Japan to spend 10.3 billion yen from budget reserve to fight coronavirus: Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the cabinet will decide on Friday to spend 10.3 billion yen from the budget reserve to respond to the coronavirus.
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Japan will make utmost efforts to keep virus from affecting Olympic Games: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics.
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Japan to ban foreigners who've been to China's Hubei in last 2 weeks: government

Foreigners who have been to China's Hubei province in the last two weeks will be refused entry to Japan for the time being, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a meeting of a governmental taskforce..
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Japan urges citizens to avoid non-urgent trips to all of China

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In Olympics-heavy policy speech, Japan PM says Games mark new era for nation

Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open, the Games are already inescapable in Japan - including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy speech to parliament on Monday.
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Japan's Abe strikes conciliatory note on South Korea, row may be easing

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that South Korea was its "most important neighbor" and that the two shared basic values, taking a conciliatory tone toward the country that has been..
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Japan approves spending for Self-Defense Forces in Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet decided on Tuesday to use about 507 million yen ($4.6 million) from this fiscal year's budget reserves for the Self-Defense Forces in the Middle East, the..
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Japan pursues regional diplomacy to defuse Gulf tensions

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Prime..
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Japan making diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in Gulf: official

Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to de-escalate the tense situation in the Gulf, a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday, relaying comments by Japanese..
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Japan PM heading to Middle East as planned, warship dispatch ordered

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go ahead with a planned trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend despite heightened tensions in the Middle East, while Tokyo also..
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Japan PM going on Middle East trip as planned: source

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe will go ahead with trip to the Middle East: NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proceeding as planned with a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman from the weekend, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.
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Japan PM Abe sticks to plan to deploy forces to Middle East

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe repeated his plans to deploy the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships, even as tensions in the region erupt in the wake of the..
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Japan's Abe tells China no improvement in ties without stability in East China Sea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that there would be no true improvement in bilateral relations without stability in the East China Sea, Japan's foreign..
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Japan PM asks South Korea to take steps to resolve bilateral row

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday it is South Korea's responsibility to come up with measures that would resolve bilateral disputes that have taken Tokyo's relationship with Seoul to..
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China, Japan, South Korea reaffirm commitment to dialogue over North Korea

China, Japan and South Korea have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue to resolve the North Korea issue, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday after a summit with South Korean President Moon..
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